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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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lids
I use ti lids from fourdog, little spendy, but they are a perfect fit and look like stock lids

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 16, 6:20pm

SP 600 cup
I happened to notice that my Costco multi vitamin is the same type of container as the Glucosamine one, just slightly smaller in diameter, sooooo... I got out my SP 600 pot/mug and slid in the mult...

In GEAR » cup to nest in SP 700
March 16, 5:57pm

Re: An Aside
I think it was an old article by Will R here (winter outing in Yellowstone???) that got me thinking about a two puffy jacket system. Your outer jacket has to be oversized so as not to hamper loft,...

In GEAR » EX Light under a UL Down Parka?
March 15, 8:10pm

Re: re: Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
definitely a new material- my new GG 1/8" pad is 3.1 oz, one my old ones are 2.2 oz; the old one is a very light grey, new one dark grey the new one is tougher, the old ones tore pretty eas...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear 1/8" thinlight pad - R value and weight?
March 15, 7:47pm

Re: re: a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
John- Hello I own one pair of light running snowshoes (Atlas Race) and they are great to run in, but really lack grip (save the foot crampon)- I've thought of a few different ways to add grip ...

In Post-Trip Reports » a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
March 15, 7:29pm

Re: Damp insulation
Eric- my most recent quilt is treated, hoping not to have to test it out though :) the eVENT does work very well and at 14 oz, maybe I should just be satisfied- also a little bit of a safety fac...

In GEAR » quilt material for good water resistantance
March 15, 6:08pm

Re: 15# base weight sounds safe
my wood stove is a really small one (the smallest that fourdog makes), maybe I should look into his larger ones- typically I have good access to dry wood on my trips, just so damn easy to screw the...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
March 15, 6:07pm

a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
I've recently revamped my winter daypack with a critical eye towards an unplanned night out. I ditched my AMK Thermolite bivy and "sportsman" blanket and replaced them w/ my eVENT bi...

In Post-Trip Reports » a winter overnight w/ dayhike kit- an experiment
March 15, 5:48pm

Re: EX Light under a UL Down Parka?
I would say no, unless you purchase the UL Parka oversized as they are both sized pretty similarly. I've used a Ex Light under a Alpine Light however, but it (Alpine Light) is cut roomy.

In GEAR » EX Light under a UL Down Parka?
March 15, 3:41pm

Re: pdf
ahhh :) my wife gets after me for weighing things to the tenth of an ounce- looks like you have me beat! good idea on the deadman's, snow stakes aren't exactly UL I didn't know t...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
March 15, 2:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm